Long Beach Rescue Mission Hosts 31st Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast

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Long Beach Rescue Mission hosts the 31st annual Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency. The event, which was organized each year by local business and community leaders, has officially been hosted by the Mission since 2011. The purpose of the event is to unite community leaders throughout the city of Long Beach to pray together and receive God’s help, encouragement and blessings as they serve to strengthen the community.

During the breakfast program, local leaders quiet their hearts and minds in prayer and receive encouragement from Scripture readings, music and a keynote speaker. “We all need prayer, no matter who we are or where we are in life,” said Robert Probst, newly appointed Executive Director of Long Beach Rescue Mission. “We look forward to reaching out to the entire Long Beach leadership community and praying for our neighborhoods, our jobs, schools, businesses and leadership decisions,” Probst said.

This year, Dr. John C. Reynolds from Azusa Pacific University is the keynote speaker and will talk about true community leaders. Four-time Dove Award recipient Bryan Duncan is the musical guest. Arline Walter, a well-known community leader, will read Scripture, Greg Haeseler, immediate past president of Long Beach Rotary, will pray, and Pastor Josh Chavez from 7th Street Church will lead a combined worship team from various local churches.

Fire and police representatives will attend, along with former Long Beach Mayor Eunice Sato. Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and former California Governor George Deukmejian will present the Community and Emerging Leadership Awards.

Sponsors of the event include Farmers and Merchants Bank, The LBL Group, Windes and McClaughry Accountancy Corp., Kingdomworks SDG Foundation, Brewer Direct, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, MemorialCare Health System, and Wells Fargo Advisors.

The breakfast takes place at the Hyatt on Thursday, September 19th. Breakfast is served at 7:15 am and the program ends promptly at 9 am. The Hyatt is located at 200 South Pine Avenue in Long Beach. Individual tickets are $40; a table of 10 is $400. Sponsorships are also available and may be tax deductible. Order tickets online at www.lbprayer.com or call 562-591-1292 for more information.

The Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast is an event that unites community leaders throughout the city of Long Beach to pray together and receive God’s help, encouragement and blessings as we serve to strengthen our community.

The event is a ministry of the Long Beach Rescue Mission and is made possible by sponsorships and donations. More information about the event is located online at www.LBPrayer.com.

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